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05/06/91

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Knight fellows announced

STANFORD -- Twelve U.S. journalists and six from other countries have been awarded John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University for the 1991-92 academic year.

During their stay at Stanford, the fellows will pursue independent courses of study and participate in special seminars. The 1991-92 program marks the 26th year that Stanford has offered fellowships for professional journalists.

Most of the financial support for the U.S. fellows comes from a grant from the Knight Foundation. The international fellows are supported by the Reuter Foundation, the Shinyoung Journalism Fund of Korea and the Knight Foundation.

James V. Risser, professor of communication, is the director of the program and James R. Bettinger is the deputy director.

The 1991-92 Knight fellows and their fields of study are:

United States

Stephen Berg, national political correspondent/Washington, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune; multiculturalism and politics.

Anne Fadiman, free-lance journalist, New York City; natural history, endangered species and the history of attitudes toward extinction.

Sydney Freedberg, staff writer, Miami Herald; human behavior, racism and writing.

Dawn Garcia, projects reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; immigration issues and Mexico-U.S. relations.

Brooke Gladstone, senior editor, National Public Radio, Washington; Russian language, literature and the history of the Soviet republics.

Kathy Holub, magazine writer, San Jose Mercury News; psychology and religion.

Joyce Ingram, deputy features editor, Philadelphia Daily News; West African culture.

Steven Kraske, statehouse reporter/Topeka, Kansas City Star; state government, health care and the environment.

Richard Lehr, staff writer, Boston Globe; the American sense of place.

Richard Sergay, South Africa correspondent/Johannesburg, ABC News; international relations and political theory.

Steven Sternberg, staff writer, Atlanta Journal- Constitution; medical ethics and the conflict between privacy and public interest.

Eileen Welsome, staff writer, Albuquerque Tribune; business methods, operations and issues.

International

Makena Aritho, chief features writer, Kenya Times, Nairobi, Kenya (Reuter Foundation Fellow); history and evolution of media, and its impact on society.

Ulrik Haagerup, investigative reporter, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, Aarhus, Denmark; management, political science and investigative reporting.

Masaru Honda, staff writer/political news department, Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo; international relations, U.S.-Japan relations.

Jai-Hong Kwon, economics reporter, Munwha Broadcasting Corp., Seoul, South Korea (Shinyoung Journalism Fund Fellow); U.S.-Korea trade issues.

Merval Pereira, managing editor, O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Knight Foundation Fellow); the new U.S. role in the world.

Mohamed Ragheb, senior editor, Cairo Today, Cairo, Egypt (Reuter Foundation Fellow); the role of media in democracies.

The U.S. fellows were selected by the Knight Fellowships Program Committee: Stanford Provost James Rosse (chairman), Richard Brody, professor of political science, Stanford; Joann Byrd, executive editor, Everett (Washington) Herald; Sig Gissler, editor, Milwaukee Journal; Gerald Gunther, professor of law, Stanford; Larry Jinks, publisher, San Jose Mercury News; Marion Lewenstein, professor of communication, Stanford; Nancy Packer, professor of English, Stanford; and Sheila Stainback, reporter/anchor, WPIX-TV, New York.

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